Little Green Fingers……….Gospel Oak school’s gardening club


Week 31: Carrot Gloom
May 6, 2009, 9:10 pm
Filed under: Planting
Where are they?

Where are they?

We have been keeping an eye on that carrot bed. While everything else in the garden got going – there was no real sign of life in bed number 1 – apart from plenty of weeds. We decided to see what was what and gave it a careful weed. That revealed a grand total of 3 carrots! It was clear action was needed so we replanted the bed to try and see if was the location (it is slightly shadier than the other beds) or the seeds. Fingers crossed this time.

Elsewhere, watering was the order of the day – runner beans, cucumbers, lettuce and herb pots all doing well in the greenhouse but very thirsty – as were the outdoor beds because of the lack of rain. With our water butts squeezed of their last drops – we had to default to tap water today.

Then that was pretty much it as I was on my own this week. Everyone else had other commitments but it really does show how invaluable all the volunteers are to the club. For anyone thinking of starting their own gardening club, I would say that getting other people on board is one of the most important things to do at the start as our club really couldn’t run without the help of the parents and volunteers.

 A proper drenching

A proper drenching

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Sometimes carrot seedlings are eaten very young, by slugs, and it looks like they haven’t come up. I suggest checking for slugs before the next lot germinate. Good luck.

Comment by Madeline

Thanks Madeline. The children are well trained to find snails and stamp on them but slugs they won’t go near! We will have a good look though!

Comment by Little Green Fingers




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